Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) requires copies of disbursement invoices. Generally invoices for phone calls, photocopies or faxes of less than $100 are not required; however, we may request invoices when claims show a fixed or above average number of photocopies/faxes, phone calls consistently billed.
For phone calls, provide detailed information such as dates, type (i.e. collect or long distance) and the duration of each call.
Some disbursements require prior authorization. In order to determine whether a disbursement requires prior authorization from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), please refer to the Disbursement Handbook. LAO has created specific forms for use regarding the following disbursements: paternity/ DNA testing in family law/ child protection matters; transcripts (e.g. bail hearings, DVD statements, s. 11b applications,…